Throwing caution to the wind, tearing up the map, and journeying inwards rather than outwards has served me.
We should not let anyone place limits on our dreams and desires, including ourselves. Our dreams and desires are valid. Our dreams and our desires need voice and agency.
Imagine your gravitas as an internal light bulb, the more confident, the more energy and the more authentic you become, the brighter that light shines. This light then emits from your body, through everything you say and do to create a powerful presence.
So let’s focus on becoming successful, in whatever we are doing, rather than being successful. Success is not a destination but the journey we are on. The growth is in the struggle, the learning is in the endeavour. Let’s also remember that we set our own goals and determine our own success criteria.
I am proud to be a woman and I love the different facets of my identity. My relationships with other women make me the woman I am today. I consider myself very lucky to have so many strong, phenomenal women in my life looking out for me.
But how has my height shaped me as a leader?
We wanted to create a safe space to have courageous conversations about what matters.
Having a whistleblowing policy is part of the same armoury (and I choose that word carefully) that contains the complaints policy that says “we value complaints as it helps us to improve our practice.”
Self-empowerment becomes intuitive and instinctive when we listen to our gut.
I know myself, my values and my purpose. I know how to bring a vision to life, to build momentum, by leveraging my network. I know I am a positive role model in my passionate commitment to strategic action to serve others.